Youth Takes a Fling (1938)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Andrea Leeds, whose career had shifted into hyperdrive after her brilliant performance in Stage Door (1937), stars in the Universal programmer Youth Takes a Fling. Leeds plays Helen Brown, a New York City department-store salesgirl who falls in love with Kansas City truckdriver Joe Meadows (Joel McCrea). Since Joe barely knows that Helen is alive, she resorts to all sorts of feminine trickery to win her man. With Helen's good buddy Jean (Dorothea Kent) and Jean's brash boyfriend Frank (Frank Jenks) helping out, poor Joe doesn't have a chance-not that he's protesting too much by fadeout time. Producer Joe Pasternak lavishes his usual top-drawer production values on Youth Takes a Fling, which might have been more entertaining had it taken a simpler course.

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love, romance, salesperson, truckdriver